Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford is proud to announce that Jennifer Coffey, Esq. has joined the agency’s Board of Trustees.
“Ms. Coffey is an excellent addition to our Board of Trustees,” said Marek Kukulka, CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford. ”We believe the dedication and compassion she has shown throughout her career and in her volunteer work will make our board and agency even stronger. We are lucky to have her on the team.”
Ms. Coffey, a West Hartford resident, joins the Catholic Charities’ board with a wealth of legal experience and dedication to nonprofits and faith-based organizations. She has been Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel for Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Centers/Uniformed Services Family Health Plan since 2012 and has worked for the organization since 2003. Ms. Coffey began her career in health law working first for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Medicaid Managed Care and then for the national law firm Epstein, Becker, & Green, P.C., and has served on various Boards of Directors throughout her career.
“Having worked with Catholic organizations for most of my career, I appreciate the need for compassionate care and social services that directly impact those around us,” Ms. Coffey said. “The services provided by Catholic Charities give people hope and strength to improve their situations and heal, which truly exemplifies the Catholic philosophy. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve this remarkable organization.”
After earning a Finance degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ms. Coffey earned a law degree and Health Law Certificate at Pace University Law School.
Her volunteer work includes serving on:
- The Sponsorship Advisory Council for the Sisters of Charity of New York;
- The Board of Trustees of Sisters of Charity Ministry Network in New York;
- The Board of Directors and Governance Committee for Our Companions Animal Sanctuary in Ashford, Conn
“The Catholic Charities’ mission of helping the most vulnerable people in our community is both commendable and inspiring,” Ms. Coffey said. “It is a privilege to be part of an organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of those seeking assistance.”
Catholic Charities is one of the largest non-governmental providers of human services in Connecticut and a licensed, accredited social service arm of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Hartford (Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven counties). Catholic Charities serves 11,000 people of all faiths annually. For more information, visit www.ccaoh.org.